Ipoh-born Hollywood actress Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh recently made history by becoming the first Oscar-winning Malaysian at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
The 61-year-old took home the prize for Best Actress for her role as Evelyn Wang in last year’s blockbuster “Everything Everywhere All at Once”, beating out Cate Blanchett, Ana de Armas, Andrea Riseborough, and Michelle Williams.
“For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight, this is a beacon of hope and possibilities. This is proof that ‘dream big’ and dreams do come true,” Yeoh said while accepting her award.
“I dedicate this to my mum, all the mums in the world, because they are really the superheroes, and without them, none of us would be here tonight. “I’m taking this home to her. She’s watching right now in Malaysia, KL, with my family and friends. I love you guys. I’m bringing this home to you.”
Youth and Sports Minister YB Hannah Yeoh joined Michelle’s mother, Datin Janet Yeoh and Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri at a live viewing of the awards ceremony at Dadi Cinema in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.